18 TRACKS OF PURE NOSTALGIC WARTIME CLASSIC COVERS commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic and helping raising funds to tackle cancer & homelessness; support vulnerable children and those with special educational needs and disabilities; and help create a safe haven for LGBT youth. Your download will help us raise up to £1 million/$1.55 million/1.19 million Euros for charity.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Then please read below or tweet Gary Millar on @garymillar hashtag "#BOA70".
THIS IS NO ORDINARY CHARITY ALBUM. Each track has been carefully crafted to showcase some of LIVERPOOL's amazing creative musical talent - including:-
1 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B performed by PACIFIC SWING Original: The Andrews Sisters. Published 1941. Publisher: Songwriters Guild of America OBO A4V Digital, Inc. Writer(s): Don Raye; Hughie Prince. Pacific Swing is a community project run by Tracey Carmen for young people 12 to 19 years old.
2 Somewhere Over The Rainbow performed bySARAH LOWE Original: Judy Garland. Published 1939. Publisher: EMI Feist Catalog Inc. Writer(s): Harold Arlen; E H Harburg. Liverpool Garston girl Sarah Lowe delights audiences with songs from the shows & popular favourites. Studied musical theatre at Liverpool Community college as well as being in many drama society's performing on the Liverpool Empire theatre and the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton. She is a supporter of the Royal British Legion shoe box appeal sending shoe boxes full of treats to our troops.
3 Leaning on a Lamp Post performed by SYD SMITH "Syd The Banjo" Original: George Formby. Published 1937. Publisher: Music Sale Corp. OBO Richard Armitage Ltd. Writer: Noel Gay.
4 We'll Meet Again (2013 Mix) performed by THE REYNOLDS SISTERS Original: Vera Lynn. Published 1939. Publisher: Music Sales Corporation. Writer(s): Ross Parker; Hughie Charles. Katherine & Carmel Reynolds are senior members of Pacific Swing. They are currently training with Tracey Carmen as peer educators.
5 I’ll Be Seeing You performed by STEVE MACFARLANE & TRACEY CARMEN Original: Various. Published 1938. Publisher: Lee Phillips, Trustee, Sammy Fain Trust DBA Fain Music Co. Writer(s): Irving Kahal; Sammy Fain. Steve is Consort to the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, is an IT business director, singer, songwriter and compere. He is also a co-owner of Parr Street Studios. Twitter @stevemacfarlane. Tracey runs ‘Vox’ a vocal training company on Merseyside and is a senior Lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire. Her passion is developing vocal skills within communities. Twitter @traceycarmen
6 Take the A-Train performed by ESCO WILLIAMS Original: Duke Ellington. Published 1941. Publisher: Chrysalis One Music OBO "Billy Strayhorn Songs, Inc. Writer: Billy Strayhorn. Esco Williams appears courtesy of Allegro Entertainment Management (email@example.com). One of the biggest success stories from Positive Impact and the amazing Sense of Sound Choir is the winner of the MOBO Unsung Award. This self-professed 'soul powered nerd' has also been named one of MTV's top 20 Brand New artists for 2012. Twitter @EscoWilliams
7 Sally performed by SUSAN HEDGES Original: Gracie Fields. Published 1932. Publisher: WB Music Corp. Writer(s): Haines; Lean; Towers. Susan is visually impaired and performs regularly at festivals & events accompanying herself on guitar and keyboards. Her awards include - BT Merseyside Woman of the Year ‘Best Newcomer’; BBC Radio Merseyside’s ‘Best Female Vocalist’ & DadaFest ‘Young Performer of the Year’.
8 Mad Dogs and Englishmen performed by ALAN CROSS Original: Noel Coward. Published 1931. Publisher: Warner Bros. Music a Division of Warner Bros. Inc. Writer: Noel Coward. Alan has a background in theatre and a decade of experience with live swing bands. Alan brings a classic sense of style, sophistication & charm to his performances. Twitter @mralancross
9 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square performed by TRACEY CARMEN Original: Vera Lynn. Published 1939. Publisher: Shapiro Bernstein & Co Inc, Writer(s): E. Maschwitz; Manning Sherwin.
10 You Always Hurt the One You Love performed by MiC LOWRY Original: The Mills Brothers. Published 1944. Publisher: Music Sales Corporation OBO Allan Roberts Music. Writer(s): Allan Roberts; Doris Fisher. MiC Lowry appear courtesy of Positive Impact - Liverpool's most inspirational youth training and production company taking young people from the streets to stardom. The Toxteth-based company gives young people from all backgrounds and often deprived areas, a creative outlet and chance to fulfil their potential. Young male vocal harmony group MiC LOWRY formed in 2011 ranging in age from 16-18, the talented fivesome is already attracting national recognition. For bookings/enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter @WeAreMicLowry
11 Tangerine performed by STEVE MACFARLANE Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra & Frank Sinatra. Published 1941. Publisher: SONY/ATV Harmony. Writer(s): Johnny Mercer; Victor Schertzinger.
12 We'll Meet Again (Traditional Mix) performed by SARAH LOWE Original: Vera Lynn. Published 1939. Publisher: Music Sales Corporation. Writer(s): Ross Parker; Hughie Charles.
13 Swinging on a Star performed by THE SPLINTERED UKES Original: Bing Crosby. Published 1944. Publisher: Dorsey Brothers Music a Division of Music Sales Corporation. Writer(s): Johnny Burke; Jimmy Van Heusen. The Splintered Ukes are a vibrant, fun and talented bunch of individuals who like to perform a range of modern & classic songs in Liverpool, the home of music! www.thesplinteredukes.co.uk.
14 Fools Rush In performed by STEVE MACFARLANE Original: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra & Frank Sinatra. Published 1940. Publisher: WB Music Corp. OBO The Johnny Mercer Foundation. Writer(s): R. Bloom; J. Mercer.
15 (I'll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time COMPANY3 Original: The Andrews Sisters. Published 1920. Publisher: Shawnee Press Inc. Writer(s): Neville Fleeson; Albert Von Tilzer. Company3 is Su Grainger, Anne Johnson & Jacqui Waterhouse born out of community choir SoSo. Check out www.sosoclub.co.uk
16 The Very Thought of You performed by STEVE MACFARLANE Billy Hui (BBC Radio Merseyside & SoSo Choir) on keyboards & Geni Lamb (Parr Street Music School & PARRJAZZ) on saxophone. Original: Al Bowlly. Published 1934. Publisher: Tetrauq Music Inc. Writer: Ray Noble.
17 Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree performed by CAROLINE KIMMANCE Original: The Andrews Sisters. Published 1939. Publisher: EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. Writer(s): Lew Brown; Charles Tobias; Sam H. Stept. As a child Caroline would sing with her entertainer father, Vinny. She now works as a semi-professional soloist and backing vocalist as well as singing at charity events.
18 We'll Meet Again (Memory Mix) performed by SoSo CHOIR Original: Vera Lynn. Published 1939. Publisher: Music Sales Corporation. Writer(s): Ross Parker; Hughie Charles. Created to capture the memory of an Anderson Shelter community sing-along. SoSo is a fun, vibrant, friendly community choir for everyone who loves to sing whatever their ability or experience www.sosoclub.co.uk
Concept, CD inserts creative design, project management & production by Gary Millar @garymillar
Track 6 recorded by Esco Williams. Track 13 recorded, engineered & mixed by Darren Jones at Elevator Studios. Track 17 recorded, engineered & mixed by Liam Repiso at Sun Recording Studio UK, Southport. All other tracks recorded & engineered by Tom Longworth at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool (www.parrstreet.co.uk). Tom Longworth mixed track 8. Steve Wright & his lovely wife Viv at Y Dream Studio in Wales mixed & mastered all other tracks.
As Lord Mayor of Liverpool let me say thanks for your interest in the CD and for hopefully downloading a copy - all profits from the download will help the Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal for 2013/2014 in my efforts to tackle cancer & homelessness; support vulnerable children and those with special educational needs and disabilities; and help create a safe haven for LGBT youth.
Why a CD of wartime hits?
You may be wondering why as Liverpool’s Lord Mayor I created of all things an album of music to commemorate the Battle of Atlantic? The answer is fairly obvious when you know that the Lord Mayor and the Lord Mayor’s Consort have the advantage of co-owning the famous Parr Street Recording Studios and have had the honour and pleasure of working with a host of Liverpool’s very talented music creators.
Therefore, in late March 2013, on hearing a friend (Sarah Lowe) sing a wartime hit, I wanted to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Atlantic with music from that era. Particularly, when I also discovered that the anniversary events are my first engagements as the new Lord Mayor or Liverpool.
Being suitably inspired I decided to tap into our Parr Street family of musical talent and produce an album of well-known wartime classic covers from the years 1939 to 1943/44. They had to be authentic and had to be hits either in the UK or US. So, over a period of 3 weeks in which I’m sure we broke all sorts of records (please excuse the pun) we created something which I hope you like, gets you and your friends singing along to, stirs a few distant memories and helps raise funds for my Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal.
What’s Your Favourite Track(s)?
I have my favourites, but I’m keen to find out yours. So, please have a listen and tweet me your favourite to @garymillar or @TownHallLpool.
Why is this “Volume 1”?
This will not be my last CD during my year as Liverpool’s Lord Mayor so if you like what you hear please send an email to the Town Hall (email@example.com) with your contact details and we’ll add you to our mailing list for volumes 2, 3 and more.
"The Battle of the Atlantic was the dominating factor all through the war..."
About the Battle of Atlantic
The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign in World War 2. The Battle of the Atlantic demonstrated the enduring importance of control of the sea to provide a highway for the transport of raw materials, munitions, and men; to maintain the nation’s security; and to project power across the globe. The Battle of the Atlantic was pivotal to the success of the allied side in World War 2. After the fall of Europe, the main supply route for the continued prosecution of the war was between North America and the UK across the North Atlantic. Ultimately it was the successful protection of this vital sea corridor by British and allied ships from the German surface and U-boat threat that led eventually to success in North Africa, D-Day and resulted in the end of the war in Europe.
This album has been produced by the Lord Mayor at no cost to the tax payer and all profits from its sale will help the Lord Mayor’s Charity for 2013/14. Additional copies of this CD can be purchased from the Town Hall. Tweet @garymillar or @TownHallLpool using hashtag "#BOA70".
FULL CREDITS for Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary Album
Thanks to all our friends and family - Alan Cross, Alistair Goldsmith, Anne Johnson, Barbara Philips, Billy Hui, Caroline Kimmance, Darren Jones, Dave Pichilingi, Elevator Studios, Esco Williams, Geni Lamb, Jacqui Waterhouse, Johnny Kennedy, Kev McManus, Liam Repiso, Linda McDermott, Liverpool Town Hall staff, Matt Breen, Maureen & Bob Walsh, MiC Lowry, Pacific Swing, Parr Street Studios, Reynolds Sisters, Roger Lyon, Sarah Lowe, SoSo Choir, Steve Macfarlane, Steve & Viv Wright, Su Grainger, Sun Recording Studio, Susan Hedges, Syd Smith, The Splintered Ukes, TMC Media, Tom Longworth, Tracey Carmen and Y Dream Studio.
CONTACTING THE LORD MAYOR
The Lord Mayor's Office, Liverpool Town Hall, High St, Liverpool, L2 3SW
Tel: 0151 236 5181/+44151 236 5181
Fax: 0151 225 5544/+44151 225 5544